Australian PM wants federal veto over states’ belt and road deals with China, citing ‘national interest’

//Australian PM wants federal veto over states’ belt and road deals with China, citing ‘national interest’

Australian PM wants federal veto over states’ belt and road deals with China, citing ‘national interest’

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is seeking new powers to veto or scrap agreements that state governments reach with foreign powers, in a move aimed at weakening China’s ability to gain influence in the nation through its Belt and Road Initiative.The legislation will be introduced next week by Morrison’s conservative government, which is in the midst of a deepening diplomatic spat with China. It will cover a broad range of sectors, including infrastructure, trade cooperation, tourism,…

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